Music From Rancho DeVille

Music From Rancho DeVille

by Charles Sawtelle
     
 

Music From Rancho DeVille stands as a testament to the life and work of guitarist Charles Sawtelle, packed full of good songs and instrumentals. After spending years as a member of Hot Rize, Sawtelle operated a studio and produced albums for Front Range and Leftover Salmon.See more details below

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Music From Rancho DeVille stands as a testament to the life and work of guitarist Charles Sawtelle, packed full of good songs and instrumentals. After spending years as a member of Hot Rize, Sawtelle operated a studio and produced albums for Front Range and Leftover Salmon. The 16 cuts that comprise Music From Rancho DeVille are made up of a number of sessions and settings, featuring Laurie Lewis, Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, and other luminaries. Norman Blake and David Grisman join Sawtelle on three Carter Family songs, including the lovely "The Storms Are on the Ocean." This cut produces good solo work all around and nice harmony between Blake and Tim O'Brien. Mandolinist Tom Rozum and fiddler Darol Anger join in on "Aragon Mill," a poignant lyric about what happens when work dries up in a small town. Sawtelle's country-flavored vocals, and Rozum and Mollie O'Brien's harmony, prove just right to carry the emotion of the piece. The brooding, minor key "Jolie Faye," inspires an extended, soulful guitar solo backed by the insistent fiddle work of Michael Doucet. Several cuts, including "The Newz Reel" and "Chez Seychelles," show off the instrumental skill of all involved. The album ends on a solemn, spiritual note with "Angel Band," a haunting tune with nice group harmony on the chorus. The bagpipe fade-out is a lovely touch. The liner notes include an essay by Pete Wernick and reflections by Sawtelle's many friends. This album will be warmly appreciated by fans of the numerous musicians mentioned above, and is easy to recommend to lovers of great acoustic music. ~ Ronnie Lankford, Jr.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/2001
Label:
Acoustic Disc
UPC:
0715949104428
catalogNumber:
44
Rank:
314288

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charles Sawtelle   Primary Artist,Guitar
Norman Blake   Guitar,Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Guitar (Resonator)
Laurie Lewis   Fiddle,Choir, Chorus,String Bass,Vocal Harmony
Peter Rowan   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Michael Doucet   Fiddle,Vocals
Sam Bush   Guitar,Mandolin
Pete Wernick   Banjo,Choir, Chorus
Katy Moffatt   Vocal Harmony
Darol Anger   Fiddle
Richard Greene   Fiddle
Todd Phillips   String Bass
Kathy Chiavola   Choir, Chorus
Vassar Clements   Fiddle,Vocals
Flaco Jiménez   Accordion
Nick Forster   Guitar,Choir, Chorus
David Grisman   Mandolin
Tony Marcus   Vocal Harmony
Mollie O'Brien   Vocal Harmony
Tim O'Brien   Vocal Harmony
Harry Orlove   Guitar,Percussion
Tom Rozum   Mandolin,Gut String Guitar
Tim Stafford   Choir, Chorus
Max Baca   Bajo Sexto
K.C. Groves   Choir, Chorus
Craig Robert Smith   Banjo
Fred Zipp   Mandolin,Baritone (Vocal)
Jean Ballhorn   Fiddle
Jim Runnels   Banjo,Tenor (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Laurie Lewis   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Peter Rowan   Liner Notes
Michael Doucet   Arranger,Liner Notes
Dolly Parton   Composer
Pete Wernick   Liner Notes
Lakshminarayana Shankar   Composer
Kevin Clock   Engineer
David Dennison   Engineer
Mike Grace   Engineer
David Grisman   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Bradley Kopp   Engineer
Craig Miller   Executive Producer
Mollie O'Brien   Liner Notes
Harry Orlove   Liner Notes
Tom Rozum   Liner Notes
Charles Sawtelle   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Carter Stanley   Composer
Paul Stubblebine   Mastering
James Tuttle   Engineer
Bil VornDick   Engineer
Jim Bloomfield   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Tom Size   Engineer
M. Doucet   Composer

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